Thursday, December 24, 2009

Spock Star Trek Nimoy Caricature

This is a super-fast one of Leonard Nimoy.
I did it for the theme of 'Star Trek' on the secret sketch blog which I am in no way a part of / affiliated with. But (as the bot.bots can confirm), I am a fan of proclaiming myself a part of elite, by-invite-only groups. And so that is the story behind this quick painting.
The end.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Elvis Caricature Final

This be the final version. I changed the collar to make it more of a pop-up version like he used to sport. And I even added a shwanky signature to the bottom right. Neato, eh?
Thanks for the encouraging words on previous posts, friends!
Merry Christmas, and all that good stuff.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Elvis part deux

Still chipping away at this one, small revisions made to the previous version...

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Quick Elvis

I usually sketch my stuff in Sketchbook Pro, but thought I'd switch it up and try starting from scratch in Photoshop instead. This is just a really quick one. I did the whole thing at 25% rather than zooming in and getting all caught up in details.

I kind of like the beginning stages of this. Might take it all the way to the finish line.

Time-permitting, of course...

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Laboratory Logo Design

A logo design I did for my friend's lab.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Zach Braff Caricature Sketch

Think I might try to paint this one, time permitting.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

New Template

Decided it was time to do a new template.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Jason Seiler

This is a super-fast sketch I did of Jason Seiler for a contest that he is running.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Memory Sketch

This is a memory sketch of an awesome chubby guy I saw in a cafe. His head was sunk back into his neck while he was watching tv, and he reminded me of a turtle.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thank you card

And this is a thank you card I did for parents of my friend.

Santa Gift Tags

This is a little image i drew up for some gift tags for Christmas this year.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Florida Road Trip

This is a card I did up for a friend of mine who graciously offered to pick me up at an airport in Florida and drive me to a wedding I'll be going to this week.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Billings from The Shield

Here's another caricature of one of the characters from The Shield. This is David Marciano who plays Steve Billings.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Iron Giant Project

The tremendously awesome Labyrinth Bookstore in Toronto started a contest called 'The Iron Giant Project' which basically asked for fans of the movie to submit pieces inspired by the movie. Click the link to check out all the info and to see all the other submissions (as of November 7).
For my piece, I tried to imagine 10 years down the road (after Hogarth and the Giant are reunited) and what might become of their friendship. I was inpsired by Shel Silverstein's 'The Growing Tree', and how the relationship between the boy and the tree grows and changes as the boy ages. Anyhow, this image is supposed to be of an older Hogarth on a picnic date, it starts raining, and Giant (whom the girl does not know about) comes to the rescue to cover the two.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

German Caricatures

These are four of a total of 16 caricatures that I did of German politicians last year.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Just working on the features...

Saturday, October 17, 2009


Trying out some different face variations for one of the characters in a kids book i'm working on.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Character Designs

Trying out doing silhouettes of characters before actually designing them.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Logo Design

This is a logo design I did in the style of the tremendously awesome Arthur de Pins

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Psych Caricature part deux

All done, i left the bottom sort of unfinished.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Friday, September 04, 2009

Dule Hill Caricature

The other half of Psych.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

James Roday Caricature

I was lucky enough to have been an extra on set of the tv series Psych a couple of times this summer, and have been catching up on all the seasons since witnessing, in person, the comedic brilliance of the show.
This is a caricature of James Roday who plays Shawn Spencer on the show. I'm hoping to get one of Dule Hill done as well, who plays Gus, and do a final painting (time allowing).

Monday, August 17, 2009

Illustration Friday: Wrapped

I haven't submitted anything to IF for a while. This week's topic is 'wrapped'. You know these days are on the horizon...

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Art Show

Should anyone in the Vancouver area be interested, my David Suzuki painting is now on display and will be hanging at the Red Galleria until August 16 for a charity event. You should all come out and help support a great cause!

Friday, August 07, 2009

Tom Waits caricature

I decided to abandon that weird / ugly llama thing and do a caricature of a musician as an animal instead, for the upcoming art show. This is Tom Waits as an orangutan. Or chimpanzee. I haven't really decided how I'm going to colour him just yet, but I think the reds of an orangutan would be fun to play with.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Finally back

I just finished up a big job, am starting work on a kids book, and have some other new things on the go. But this is a sketch i'm considering painting for an upcoming music show with an 'animal' theme. Mine is sort of a mix of a bear, cat and llama. And a little Elvis and a jogger, too. I might change it so that he's in an Elvis vegas outfit, that might suit the pompadour better.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

David Suzuki Caricature done

This is a piece I entered for an art show with the theme 'What Vancouver Means To Me'.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

David Suzuki Caricature

this is a painting i'm working on in the moment... snapshot of it in development.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Michael Chiklis / Vic Makey Caricature done

I decided to leave this black and white. He looks more menacing that way.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Vic Mackey!!

In the process of painting Vic Mackey. Might still change a lot around. 

Michael Chiklis Caricature

Does it really get any better than The Shield?

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Tony Hale, aka Buster Bluth caricature

Buster from Arrested Development.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Forest Whitaker

I was never a big fan of Forest Whitaker, until he joined the cast of The Shield - pretty much one of the greatest TV dramas EVER (even better than another tremendous show: The Wire). 

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Adam Goldberg Caricature

A quick one of Adam Goldberg, currently in the TV show 'The Unusuals'.

Friday, May 01, 2009

After Hibernation

This is a bear waking up from hibernation.

and this is a beaver.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Typical Vancouver Day

This is just a little cartoon of a typical scene in Vancouver. Mostly I just wanted to draw a yoga-obsessed, Starbucks-drinking, croc-wearing Fake-N-Bake type person I see regularly in my neighbourhood. 

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Puppy Painting

This is a painting of my family's two dogs that I did for my mom for Mother's Day this year. The bigger puppy died 2 years ago, and the smaller one is going on 14 this year and isn't doing so well, so I thought it would be nice to commemorate the happier times when they were together for my mom who adores them.